Monday, January 7, 2013

What Happens If a Streetcar Hits a Metrobus?

Hi Yupette,

You covered streetcar accidents involving two wheeled and four wheeled vehicles. But what happens if a streetcar hits a bus on the Pike? Streetcars and buses would share the Pike, right?

I agree with Libby Garvey, a community discussion MUST take place regarding streetcars on the Pike, as soon as possible. Then put the issue on the ballot.

I understand the Montreal is a very pleasant place to be...June, July, and August. Chris Zimmerman should move there and work for AECOM, full time.

Terri, 22204

41 Comments:

At 08 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yupette, that's why we have CERTs, first responders, a $15 million Emergency Communications Center, and so on.

 
At 08 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Streetcar 28, Metrobus 0

 
At 08 January, 2013 , Anonymous Frau Inta said...

Our beloved Reitsfuher Zimmerman will mobilize all resources available to the Reit to deal with any threat to his beloved streetcar.

 
At 08 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where the **** are the local media when it comes to covering the streetcar - BRT controversy? What a bunch of turkeys. Every GD little piece of nothing featured as 'news'....like flying squirrels. How about the 4 f-ing squirrels on the County Board who waste hundreds of millions on their unnecessary and expensive projects?

 
At 08 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone else see that the FY 14 budgets of the intelligence agencies are taking a big cut? How can Arlington afford all the extravagant spending for new infrastructure?

 
At 08 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous wrote: "Anyone else see that the FY 14 budgets of the intelligence agencies are taking a big cut? How can Arlington afford all the extravagant spending for new infrastructure?"

Dollars to donuts the "board" and O'Leary" will raise our taxes....again. Tax the regular people out of the county to pay for all their vanity projects. Gotta have their "legacies" before they retire somewhere else, laughing all the way to their banks.

 
At 09 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are literally being overwhelmed with trivia and drivel from the local media while critical issues are ignored, e.g., the massive urbanization of a tiny county by people who don't live here. Appears to be well-planned and coordinated.

 
At 09 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then there are the for-profit news blogs like ArlNow, Patch, and Sun Gazette which will not post comments critical of the Regime.

 
At 09 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Streetcar Referendum - YES

 
At 09 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuck Hagel served in combat in Vietnam in 1968. He is not a 'chickenhawk'. Expect him to get DOD back to defending the United States, rather than warfighting in the Third World, if he's confirmed as Secretary of Defense.

 
At 09 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next Secretary of State, John Kerry, is not a chickenhawk either.

 
At 10 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truth...major accidents will happen on the Pike if a streetcar system is ever installed.

 
At 11 January, 2013 , Anonymous insider said...

Managements of ArlNow, Patch, and SunGazette blogs maintain laundry lists of IP addresses from where comments that oppose Arlington's Status Quo Regime are posted.

 
At 12 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Before streetcars begin operation a group of ambulance chasing lawyers will hang out their shingle and run paid ads in all the paid news blogs.

 
At 12 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

ArlNow and Patch are pathetic. Half the postings are about restaurants that open and restaurants that fail. Duh.

 
At 12 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What we SHOULD be reading about is the effect of Pentagon and intelligence services budget cuts on Arlington's economy.

 
At 13 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out yesterday's Post Metro Section to see what happened after the Red Line train crash in 2009. How many millions were paid to the accident victims and their survivors? Mary Hynes isn't telling.

 
At 13 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Appears that WMATA paid out $1.6 million to the passengers who suffered minor and non life-threatening injuries (broken arm).

 
At 13 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

WMATA's motto when Zimmy was on the WMATA Board - Cosmetics First.

 
At 13 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Streetcars + streetcar tracks + 10,000 more bicycles + 10,000 more motor vehicles + 10,000 more pedestrians =

 
At 13 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

One Metrorail crash - $1.6 million paid for minor injuries.

 
At 13 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Total that will be paid out by WMATA and its insurers as result of the 2009 Red Line crash - $20 million?

 
At 13 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember, the ambulance chasers get 1/3.

 
At 13 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cost of an issue of the weekday Wash Post increased 25 cents and weekend by 50 cents. See any improvement in the content?

 
At 13 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today's Metro Section was 4 pages, yesterday's was 6 pages. The Post is going the way of the Postal Service.

 
At 14 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many will still be on the County Board in five years? Why should they care?

 
At 14 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another day of ArlNow yuppification boosterism...another yuppie retail or restaurant business goes out of business in the B-R corridor.

 
At 14 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of the Pike, the two brick walls that are the 'public art' in Penrose Park are now complete. Cost the taxpayers $450,000.

Supposing a bricklayer and helper spent 40 hours per wall to construct identical walls that are not 'public art' that would be $450,000 / 160 hours = $2812.50 per hour for labor.

 
At 14 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try County Government paying $1,000 for a bikeshare bicycle for extravagance.

 
At 14 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stay tuned for "Kubicki Theater FY 14" at the CivFed. Civfed Delegates will again bicker endlessly about saving the taxpayers $2 million in FY 14 while rubber stamping the expenditure of $200 million on gimmes for their pet special interests.

 
At 15 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Including $100 million per year to various for-profits and non-profits for keeping Arlington's homeless homeless.

 
At 15 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alexandria City Council is calling on the City's non-profits to partner with the city government to build homes for the homeless.

 
At 15 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only 3 incumbents remained on Alexandria City Council after last year's elections.

 
At 15 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is also significant resistance in Alexandria to the bicycle fanatics' agenda.

 
At 16 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, $100 million is spent by county government, for profits, and non-profits every year keeping 450 homeless people homeless? That's more than $22,000 per homeless person per year. How sane is that?

 
At 16 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fi$ette has got to go. We can't afford more Neverland on the Potomac.

 
At 16 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

you miscalculated. $100,000,000 / 450 = $222,222

 
At 16 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will the Republicans field a C.B. candidate?

 
At 16 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

About $222,000 is about right, there's at least one social worker for every homeless person in Arlington, plus all the government programs and all the non-profits.

 
At 16 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plus all the overhead costs for all the do-gooders.

 
At 16 January, 2013 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the alternative to Fisette?

 

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